Cucumber Shell Salad Recipe
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Cucumber Shell Salad Recipe

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Ranch dressing is the mild coating for this pleasant pasta salad chock-full of crunchy cucumber, onion and green peas. "Wherever I take it, I'm always asked for the recipe," remarks Paula Ishii of Ralston, Nebraska.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) medium pasta shells
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 medium cucumber, halved and sliced
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 165 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, peas, cucumber and onion. Add dressing; toss to coat. Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Cucumber Shell Salad in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p8

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Starlakay User ID: 7289429 230723
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2015

"I liked it but too much ranch dressing. I will reduce it by one third."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 84100
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2011

"This is a nice simple creamy salad. It was a cinch to make and tasted great. It may need a touch more in the way of seasonings, or maybe I need a stronger flavored ranch dressing, but the flavor combination is still great. It also made alot!!!!! Great for a family gathering."

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